Oliver Rubber Co., a subsidiary of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., recently inked a 10-year contract with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to retread its tires nationwide. Oliver will rely on its existing network of independent tire dealers and suppliers to perform the work.
“The USPS speculates they are currently using retreads on 20% of their fleet,” said Phil Boarts, Oliver director of retread sales & marketing. “We are in the process of meeting with more than 80 of their major vehicle maintenance facilities to accurately determine the current status of the Postal Service’s retread program.”
USPS maintains 208,000 ground vehicles, of which 142,000 are considered long-life vehicles.